Reading Domestic Violence Support
If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1 or contact the Reading Police Department.
REACH (Refuge, Education, Advocacy, Change) Beyond Domestic Violence is a nonprofit organization serving 27 cities and towns in Massachusetts, including Reading. We provide direct services for anyone experiencing abuse, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. If you are in need of shelter, call our hotline at 1-800-899-4000 to see if there is space available. Whether you live in shelter or in the community, we can offer help with safety planning, finding a new place to live, accessing benefits, and more. If you’re concerned about how your children have been affected by the violence, we can work with you to get them the services they need in order to heal. All of our support services are completely confidential and free of charge. For more about our Domestic Violence Support Services, click here
Our Prevention Programs are also available to residents of Reading. Contact us if you are interested in hosting an event to raise awareness of dating and domestic violence. We work with schools, churches, businesses, and other community groups to customize programming to meet their specific needs. For more about our Prevention Programs, click here
REACH’s blog is a great place for information on the various issues that intersect with domestic violence and affect survivors. Check back periodically for new posts that provide a more in-depth exploration of the work that REACH does. Be sure to join our mailing list to receive our newsletter and other important updates from REACH. To read about our volunteer opportunities, click here. If you are interested in supporting our work to end domestic violence and support survivors, click here.